LET’S TALK DELI / stop claiming what’s new is old

By Larry Levine – Let’s talk deli – Jewish deli. It will be a discussion inspired by the latest edition of Bon Appetit. The cover of the September issue touts: “Holy pastrami. The Jewish deli is back.” That’s more than enough to pique my curiosity and send me... Read More

FOOD BOOK REVIEW – “Save the Deli”

By Larry Levine – “Save the Deli” by David Sax tracks the history of Ashkenazi Jews – the plight they faced as they were chased around the globe, scapegoated, killed and survived for hundreds of years. And it is the story of the food they took with them... Read More


By Larry Sheingold – All it takes is a short walk in San Francisco’s financial district to find undeniable proof that different generations can possess the same soul. No. It’s not Shirley McClain’s version of reincarnation. She could still be wrong about past... Read More


By Larry Levine – From south to north California boasts some outstanding Italian restaurants. As you travel the state this summer, you may want to consider a stop at one or more of the following. In the Brooklyn neighborhood, where I spent the first decade of my... Read More